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(BBC)   Is doing a Figure Skating routine to the "Schindler's List" soundtrack completely tasteless or just unbelievably tacky?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 61
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2014-02-10 02:24:04 PM
Please don't let be the Germans, please don't let it be the Germans... >_<

*clicks link*

Phew! -.-
 
2014-02-10 02:53:20 PM
Figure skating.
Or as I like to call it. Softcore porn for flyover Lutherans.

Gymnastics is hard core.
 
2014-02-10 02:57:04 PM
I saw this myself last night and thought it was probably a tad distasteful as well.
 
2014-02-10 02:58:10 PM
Depends on whether or not it's a forgettable routine.
 
2014-02-10 03:02:51 PM
Wow, that routine was a gas
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-02-10 03:06:48 PM
" In Atlanta 1996, the French synchronised swimming team proposed a Holocaust-themed routine to the same soundtrack, beginning with the nose-clipped swimmers goose-stepping into the pool. The plan was quietly abandoned before the Games - probably wisely."

Good G_d.
 
2014-02-10 03:25:44 PM
What, too soon?
 
2014-02-10 03:32:35 PM
Did they win?

If yes, then nope.

If no, then yep.
 
2014-02-10 03:36:42 PM
Is the music beautiful? Was the music chosen because of Schindler's List, or because it's good to skate to? That should be all that matters.

/I'm not familiar with the music, so I don't know.
/No, I DNRTFA.
 
2014-02-10 03:37:33 PM
Not that it matters, but the skater in question was born five years after Schindler's List came out.

/I'm ooooooooooooold.
 
2014-02-10 03:37:53 PM

spman: I saw this myself last night and thought it was probably a tad distasteful as well.


I thought (hoped?) I was mishearing it when I clicked over from the Beatles thing.
 
2014-02-10 03:38:16 PM

Captain Steroid: Please don't let be the Germans, please don't let it be the Germans... >_<

*clicks link*

Phew! -.-


*snert*
 
2014-02-10 03:39:27 PM
Well, Schindler's List is probably easier to interpret on ice than The Gulag Archipelago.
 
2014-02-10 03:39:29 PM

433: " In Atlanta 1996, the French synchronised swimming team proposed a Holocaust-themed routine to the same soundtrack, beginning with the nose-clipped swimmers goose-stepping into the pool. The plan was quietly abandoned before the Games - probably wisely."

Good G_d.


Robin Williams was right after all.
 
2014-02-10 03:40:46 PM
OK; I RTFA. Other skaters have used the music in the past...

Captain Steroid: Please don't let be the Germans, please don't let it be the Germans... >_<


including a German...

Jim from Saint Paul: Did they win?

If yes, then nope.

If no, then yep.


and the girl who used it this year won. Crisis averted!
 
2014-02-10 03:42:00 PM

skrame: Is the music beautiful? Was the music chosen because of Schindler's List, or because it's good to skate to? That should be all that matters.

/I'm not familiar with the music, so I don't know.
/No, I DNRTFA.


The music is beautiful, Itzhak Perlman performs it and John Williams wrote it, but this was a deliberate call out to the movie itself in that she wore a red outfit that specifically invoked the little girl in the red coat who was the only spot of color in the famous black and white opening sequence.


Still she is not the first one to use it:
Paul Wylie performed a routine to the music that year{1994} , as did the German champion Katarina Witt (who also wore red and made headlines). It's not hard to see why dancers love the score - Williams spares no effort in attempting to match the sadness of the film with the tempo of his music, and its romantic melancholy lends itself perfectly to the dramatics of an ice dance.
 
2014-02-10 03:44:21 PM

skrame: Is the music beautiful? Was the music chosen because of Schindler's List, or because it's good to skate to? That should be all that matters.

/I'm not familiar with the music, so I don't know.
/No, I DNRTFA.


I watched it and didn't realize where the music came from. My wife picked it out because she's musically oriented. It was well done.

The origin of the music is a non-issue as far as I'm concerned. She made the performance her own.
 
2014-02-10 03:47:34 PM
It sort of depends on if you think making a for-profit movie about it was tasteless. If you think the movie was somehow above the dirt and not a vehicle to make money on the backs of holocaust victims (because it is artistic or something) then I guess an artistic ice routine based upon the movie can be clean too
 
2014-02-10 03:49:37 PM
I think sending concentration camp prisoners to the gas chamber to the strains of Yakety Sax would be more tasteless.
 
2014-02-10 03:57:20 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: I think sending concentration camp prisoners to the gas chamber to the strains of Yakety Sax would be more tasteless hilarious.


Yakety Sax makes anything funny. ANYTHING.
 
2014-02-10 04:02:44 PM

vudukungfu: Or as I like to call it. Softcore porn for flyover Lutherans.


so THAT'S why i have this urge to whack off during the triple lutz......
 
2014-02-10 04:03:01 PM

Uzzah: TheShavingofOccam123: I think sending concentration camp prisoners to the gas chamber to the strains of Yakety Sax would be more tasteless hilarious.

Yakety Sax makes anything funny. ANYTHING.


Even the people jumping out of windows on September 11th?
 
2014-02-10 04:03:48 PM
Fun fact: when you play the Schindler's List theme in major key and 6/8 time signature, it becomes a jaunty little jig.
 
2014-02-10 04:09:47 PM

stir22: vudukungfu: Or as I like to call it. Softcore porn for flyover Lutherans.

so THAT'S why i have this urge to whack off during the triple lutz......


What about Tyler Perry?  Can it make him funny?
 
2014-02-10 04:10:25 PM

AntonChigger: stir22: vudukungfu: Or as I like to call it. Softcore porn for flyover Lutherans.

so THAT'S why i have this urge to whack off during the triple lutz......

What about Tyler Perry?  Can it make him funny?


DAMMIT WRONG COMMENT
 
2014-02-10 04:10:26 PM
If she had hit puberty yet, her routine could have been really hot.
 
2014-02-10 04:11:06 PM

Uzzah: TheShavingofOccam123: I think sending concentration camp prisoners to the gas chamber to the strains of Yakety Sax would be more tasteless hilarious.

Yakety Sax makes anything funny. ANYTHING.


Can it make Tyler Perry funny?
 
2014-02-10 04:14:25 PM
I'd think it would have better had it been an Israeli skater.
 
2014-02-10 04:19:32 PM

skrame: OK; I RTFA. Other skaters have used the music in the past...

Captain Steroid: Please don't let be the Germans, please don't let it be the Germans... >_<

including a German...


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-10 04:19:44 PM
Epic trolling the Germans and Iranians, that's what it is.
 
2014-02-10 04:22:17 PM

skrame: OK; I RTFA. Other skaters have used the music in the past...

Captain Steroid: Please don't let be the Germans, please don't let it be the Germans... >_<

including a German...


Don't blame them. They were only following orders. No, wait, they had no idea the music would be from Schindler's List.
 
2014-02-10 04:24:51 PM

INeedAName: I'd think it would have better had it been an Israeli skater.


Honestly I'd think that would cause MORE uproar as there would be allegations she was "trivializing" the Holocaust to try to guilt the judges into giving her extra points.  Kinda like an African skater doing a bit from "12 Years a Slave".

Honestly I think the whole question centers around the fact that some people thinki skating is too "trvial" and art form to invoke such a serious subject .  Obviously Holocaust depictions in Art are somewhat Ok or "Schindler's List" itself would have been equally condemend, and certain none of the Holocaust themed Operas ( "ehhh what's you expect? a happy ending? It's opera, doc" ) I am aware of have stirred much outrage.

But the fact that figure skating is the realm of be-sequined bare pubsecent pop-princesses, and even more so because it is a sport, there is a feeling it is too lightweight to handle the load of something like this.


Whether that's true or not I suspect is an exercise left to the reader/viewer
 
2014-02-10 04:25:59 PM
errr, that should have read "bareLY pubescent pop princesses"

yes my subconscious is having a seat over there
 
2014-02-10 04:29:43 PM
Better than a Holocaust inspired WWE routine
 
2014-02-10 04:30:05 PM

skrame: and the girl who used it this year won. Crisis averted!


Well, it was a team event and her team won.  And she did finish first for that part of the team events.
(I might be a blast at parties, though it has been a long time since I was invited to one).

Did Russian Jews not suffer at the hand of the Germans?
 
2014-02-10 04:31:30 PM
Am I in before Hitler on ice from History of the World?
 
2014-02-10 04:33:33 PM
1. She is so obviously a child.
2. She is also the best skater.
3. Who cares what subtext the music has? Was the American skater that got hosed in the scoring a stoner for using SOYCD?
 
2014-02-10 04:39:00 PM
If you want them to use different music, buy more original compositions by accomplished violinists.  The music choice is probably very limited (depending on the type of routine you want to do), and you definitely don't want two skaters to use the same piece (or have the same music used in all competitions).

They are not exploiting anyone's memory, or trivializing anything about the film, the Holocaust, or anyone. This is pure outrage for the sake of finding something to write about.
 
2014-02-10 04:40:55 PM

AntonChigger: AntonChigger: stir22: vudukungfu: Or as I like to call it. Softcore porn for flyover Lutherans.

so THAT'S why i have this urge to whack off during the triple lutz......

What about Tyler Perry?  Can it make him funny?

DAMMIT WRONG COMMENT


No, that comment was SO RIGHT!  Look at that word orgy: Softcore porn, flyover Lutherans, whack off, triple lutz, Tyler Perry...

Oh God, I need a cigarette.
 
2014-02-10 04:51:21 PM
WTF is the difference between "completely tasteless" and "unbelievably tacky?"
 
2014-02-10 04:52:52 PM

Robert1966: WTF is the difference between "completely tasteless" and "unbelievably tacky?"


Fark and Reddit?
 
2014-02-10 05:21:18 PM
GOODBYE JEWS!
 
2014-02-10 05:23:32 PM

madgonad: Who cares what subtext the music has?


It's not exactly subtext when she's wearing a red dress and the routine begins and ends with her looking up toward the sniper's window.

madgonad: Was the American skater that got hosed in the scoring a stoner for using SOYCD?


I hope so because that would be awesome.
 
2014-02-10 05:42:15 PM

TheJoe03: GOODBYE JEWS!


They're saving that for the closing ceremonies.
 
2014-02-10 05:46:23 PM
She's my Cherry Pie!
Cool drink of water such a sweet surprise,
Tastes so good makes a grown man cry,
Sweet Cherry Pie!

cdn3.whatculture.com
 
2014-02-10 05:56:19 PM
Is doing a Figure Skating routine to the "Schindler's List" soundtrack completely tasteless or just unbelievably tacky?

I don't know, but it's probably gay.
 
2014-02-10 06:29:12 PM
Wait...that movie wasn't a comedy? Huh.
 
2014-02-10 07:19:41 PM
Doing it while wearing a red coat is a little farkish.
 
2014-02-10 07:21:42 PM

Magorn: skrame: Is the music beautiful? Was the music chosen because of Schindler's List, or because it's good to skate to? That should be all that matters.

/I'm not familiar with the music, so I don't know.
/No, I DNRTFA.

The music is beautiful, Itzhak Perlman performs it and John Williams wrote it, but this was a deliberate call out to the movie itself in that she wore a red outfit that specifically invoked the little girl in the red coat who was the only spot of color in the famous black and white opening sequence.


Still she is not the first one to use it:
Paul Wylie performed a routine to the music that year{1994} , as did the German champion Katarina Witt (who also wore red and made headlines). It's not hard to see why dancers love the score - Williams spares no effort in attempting to match the sadness of the film with the tempo of his music, and its romantic melancholy lends itself perfectly to the dramatics of an ice dance.


This. It's powerful evocative music. That's what ice skaters go for as accompaniment to their routines. They use any music they find that fit the routine, regardless of origin.
 
2014-02-10 07:22:46 PM
What, it had a good beat and was easy to dance too.
 
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